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Fiction Writer Thomas Mallon Will Present Reading And Talk As Rea Visiting Writer At U.Va.

April 2, 2002-- Thomas Mallon, award-winning author and essayist, will be at the University of Virginia from April 22 through 26 as the Rea Visiting Writer in fiction in the Creative Writing Program of the English Department. He will present a talk on the craft of fiction on Tuesday, April 23, and a reading from his work on Thursday, April 25. Both events will be held at 8 p.m. in the U.Va. Bookstore and are free and open to the public.

Mallon is the author of numerous highly acclaimed historical novels, including "Two Moons," "Dewey Defeats Truman" and "Henry and Clara." His most recent is "Mrs. Paine’s Garage and the Murder of John F. Kennedy," published this year.

A former professor of English at Vassar College, Mallon serves as literary editor for Gentleman's Quarterly. He has been the recipient of many honors including the Ingram Merrill Award and Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellowships. In 1998 he was chairman of the fiction-judging committee for the National Book Awards.

His essays and reviews have appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times Book Review, the Atlantic Monthly, GQ, Harper’s and the Washington Post Book World.

During his visit Mallon will work with students in the Creative Writing Program.

Contacts: U.Va. Creative Writing Program (434) 924-6675 or Joanna Gluckman (434) 924-3801

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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